Movie of the Week: The Theory of Everything

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Wow, what a beautiful movie, gorgeous, well done… loved it. The Theory of Everything, the adaptation of Jane Hawking’s memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, is such an amazing movie, about the life of Stephen Hawking and his first wife Jane, through the success of his career is physics and the dealings with his disease.

Have I mention how amazing this movie is? It’s heartwarming and heartbreaking all at once. Watching how the amazing Stephen Hawking defied all expectations, personal and professional, it’s amazing. How he converted a 2 years life expectancy, to a full life, with two marriages, 3 kids and such an historic career in his field. And what about Jane?! What a strong, intelligent and fierce woman!

The casting is perfect. Eddie Redmayne was born to play this part, his physical transformation is beyond anything I could expect. At times, one wonders who are we actually seeing on screen: Eddie or Stephen? I’m still to watch Birdman, but I honestly don’t think that anyone could have done better than Eddie this year – playing a character whom we all know, who is still alive and so very present in our day to day, and doing it so amazingly, should be worthy of that Oscar for Best Actor.

Felicity Jones is amazing in this as well, although not as much as Eddie (it would be hard). Actually, I think they chose the cast perfectly. All and all, loved it, I think I will return to see it again, though the next time I do, I have to remember to bring a bunch of paper tissues… the crying was strong ;-).

So many movies, so little time…

Award season (as we all know) has begun and today the Oscar nominations came out and, as always, there is so outrage for one specific movie or another or other stuff, but hey, it happens all the time. My problem this year is that I REALLY want to watch a lot of these movies, but don’t have much time to do so.

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So, here’s my list…

Still Alice

The Theory of Everything

Whiplash

Birdman

Fury

Big Eyes

Mr Turner

Unbroken

Boyhood

Hector and the Search for Happiness

Qu’est-ce qu’on a fait au Bon Dieu?

While I can catch 4 of these in the movie theatre right down the street (original version) – where I saw The Imitation Game just yesterday – for most of them I’ll have to watch in Barcelona… so I predict a couple of double (or triple) features this weekend, one here in Sant Cugat and another in Barcelona… given that it’s highly unlikely that Boyhood and Mr Turner will hold on for another week.

The plan will be something like:

Friday (when I get home from work): The Theory of Everything (because this is the movie I’ve been looking forward the most) and Qu’est-ce qu’on a fait au Bon Dieu? (mainly because it premiered before Christmas and it’s a miracle that it is still on… I never saw this many French movies…).

Saturday (wake up extra early to catch the first screening): Hector and the Search for Happiness (Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike… I don’t even have to watch the trailer to know that I really want to see that) and Boyhood (because it has been showing for a long long time). Then I would love to catch Mr Turner or Unbroken but those bastards only show this movie at 10pm, and by that time I have to be home…

Sunday will be a day for work and maybe catch The Grand Hotel Budapest in the comfort of my bed…

– Sometime during the week I’ll find some time to watch Birdman, before they stop showing it here.

“The Theory of Everything” trailer

The trailer for the new Stephen Hawking’s biopic is out and it looks amazing! This is a man that deserves to be celebrated in every way known to man.

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The movie premieres somewhere between November and January, but unfortunately Spain has not a release date yet… with Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones and David Thewlis, this is a movie that promises to bring on the tears… if you don’t believe me, check out the trailer below, and tell me exactly how you fell when Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) falls face first on the floor.